Brooklyn private independent school

Driver's Education


Berkeley Carroll students are taught in the classroom and in the vehicle by New York State accredited teachers licensed to provide a comprehensive introduction to their driving experience. The primary goal is to teach the safe, efficient operation of a motor vehicle and to develop the proper habits and attitudes needed for defensive driving. Besides the course hours, additional practice is highly recommended in order to bring a new driver to higher levels of driving performance.

Course Information

Students are required to attend sessions that consist of classroom instruction and driving instruction including observation with each student spending 6 hours behind the wheel. Attendance is mandatory for all enrolled students.


This course is open to Berkeley Carroll students who are at least 16 years old. They must obtain a New York State Learner’s Permit or non-Driver ID from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles by the deadlines listed on the application. 


No more than 2 absences are permitted in either lecture or driving sessions. After the 2 absences, everything must be made up. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with their lecturer or driving instructor regarding make-ups.


Tuition is $550.00, excluding textbooks, which cost $50.00 (optional). Most forms of payment are accepted, including check made payable to The Berkeley Carroll School. No refunds will be granted once classes begin. There are no refunds for failure to complete the course.


The student must attend one of the registration days listed on the application. Payment and a signed application must be brought to registration. At registration, students will be able to select their choice of lecture/driving day and time. It is not mandatory, but please bring in a copy of proof of date of birth. If applicable, please bring in your permit.


Download the Spring 2020 application.